Identity Theft

How Much is Your Identity Worth to Thieves?

From your PayPal login to access to your Amazon and Airbnb accounts and basic financial details tied to your credit cards — among dozens of other logins — your entire online identity is worth about the price of a new iPhone X. It’s pretty

7 Ways to Protect Your Identity During the Holiday Shopping Season

As easy as it is to get online and browse the internet from the comfort of your couch or at a restaurant with a phone, it isn’t an anonymous experience. Online thieves and even people looking over your shoulder can steal your identity and

Fraud Alert Vs. Credit Freeze Vs. Credit Lock – What Are the Differences?

In the wake of the Equifax data breach that the credit bureau announced in September that left millions of people with stolen identifying information from their credit data, consumers have been warned to take extra steps to protect their personal information. Checking a credit

Let’s Face It – Social Security Numbers are Obsolete

The nine most protected numbers that you probably have memorized and try not to give out too often aren’t as secure as you might think. The data breach in September of Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, led to Social Security numbers,

Best Credit Monitoring Service – Our Picks for 2018

As one of the three major credit bureaus, TransUnion has one of the most popular credit monitoring services (and the one I use). Their service includes unlimited credit report and score updates, as well as up to $1,000,000 in identity theft insurance. This is

Affected by the Equifax Hack? Here Is What to Do

Equifax, one of the 3 major credit bureaus, announced on Friday, September 8th, 2017 that they were the target of a data breach back in June that will likely affect up to 143 million US customers. Since the US population in 2017 is 324